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Guest and Affiliate Accounts

There are two options for guest accounts at NDSU.

These accounts can be used to grant access to the following items on the NDSU campus:

  • Blackboard
  • Computer Clusters
  • Wireless Access
  • The NDSU Library
  • Internet access in the Residence Halls

Guest Accounts

These accounts are for use on the NDSU Campus for a period less than 7 days

Please contact the Security Office at to request guest accounts, please include:

  • What access the accounts will have
  • How many accounts will be needed
  • When the accounts are needed by

Affiliate Accounts

Affiliate accounts are designed to be used for longer periods beyond 7 days.

Upon setup you can have them active for up to 4 months, however, you do have the option to renew them after that time period has elapsed if you need to

Directions for setting up Affiliate Accounts:

  1. Go to and login to your NDSU account
    Affiliate Account Login
  2. Select Create a new affiliate group
    Create New Affiliate Group
  3. Click Submit
  4. Fill out all the information that is requested, please allow for three business days for the account to be processed
    Fill in Affiliate Group Information
  5. Click Submit
  6. Fill out all the information about the guest(s) you will be giving this access to, to get to a blank form for the next guest click Save this affiliate
    Include Individual Affiliate Information
  7. When finished adding guests click Return to menu
  8. Select Submit affiliate group requests to ITS security officer
    Submit Request
  9. Click Submit
  10. you will receive a notification to your Inbox with a PDF attachment detailing how to get the account up and running
    Final PDF

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Information Technology Services

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013